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So. Florida Boatyards

For those boat owners who wish to compete in Key West, you can be assured that there will be a place to moor your race boat. Read more in the marinas section

South Florida marinas are viable options for "big boat" launch and haul. We are in the process of verifying and updating all marina and boat yard information, and will update this information on a regular basis. Read more on that page

   

 

 
KEY WEST    
 

Accommodations

Around Town Guide

Mopeds & Bicycles

Race Viewing

Tourist Information

Weather

 

Looking for the perfect place to stay?   

Our HOST HOTELS and INNS OFFER YOU THE

BEST OF KEY WEST!   learn more....  

 

The Accommodation Center  

 

 

The Accommodation Center can provide you with rates, availability and amenities on hundreds of vacation accommodations in the Florida Keys, Key West and the South Gulf Beaches. South Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.

 

877-546-5824

305-296-4887

       
  VEHICLE RENTAL

Budget Rent A Car

Budget Rent A Car

The official car rental supplier for Acura Key West 2009

 

Reservations: call toll free 1-800-772-3773

and identify yourself as an attendee along with your exclusive
Budget Convention Discount number: “U070205”

Or reserve online by using this link

 

 

Make reservations online at Budget.com 

(use this link and the discount number is prefilled)

       
 

BOAT LAUNCH /

HAUL / STAGING

S & S Mobile Marinas

 

Services include: Setup, Launch, Haul and Break Down of boats as well as Full Valet Service.

877.263.7670 Office

410.263.7670 Office

410.263.6099 Fax

Key West Sign-up and Information: stoutmarinedatabase

S&S Home Page: www.mobile-marinas.com

Email: TaraStout@mobile-marinas.com

       
  BOAT TRANSPORT

Whether your boat is self-trailered, professionally transported or delivered to Key West on its own bottom, there are various transporter, boatyard, marina and mobile marina options between Palm Beach and Key West to utilize for your race week needs. (launch/haul/staging/storage)

 We have listed a number of them here for your convenience

 
    Cooky's Marine Transport

Independently Owned and Operated

Free Quotes - Online Quotes:

www.cookystransport.com/

Email: rcooky@cox.net

phone: 401-864-3705

 

  

      Please click for

     more information

 

       
 

BOAT TRANSPORT

OVERSEAS

 

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) is the world’s leading provider of logistic solutions tailored to the mobility needs of the global yachting community. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, DYT currently operates a fleet of four dedicated, semi-submersible yacht carriers on a liner service. DYT is taking yacht transport into a new era by introducing the world’s first specifically-built yacht carrier, YACHT EXPRESS, allowing more frequent sailing coverage to popular destinations.

Dockwise Yacht Transport is the most trusted name in the yacht transport industry and has proven its expertise in more than 8,000 operations since launching the service in 1989.  For more information on the company’s unique service and their sailing schedule:

  web: www.yacht-transport.com

  email: dyt.usa@dockwise-yt.com

 

BOAT TRANSPORT

OVERSEAS

Peters and May Yacht Transport

World leaders in the safe global shipment of yachts, RIBs, support containers and all yachting equipment for more than 30 years. They offer float on-float off, as well as lift on and off services. They also take care of delivery of masts, rigging, sails and equipment. They offer weekly service to and from the US, Caribbean, Europe, Baltic, Med, Far East & Middle East. A dock to dock service.

 
Contact:
Operations Director Gerald Price

gerald@petersandmay.com  

+44 (0) 23 80 480 490 tel

+44 (0)23 80 480 400 fax

www.petersandmay.com

Peters & May Ltd.

Parham Drive.

Eastleigh . Southampton. SO50 4NU. UK.
Tel: + 44 (0) 23 80 480 480

 

       
 

BOAT TRANSPORT

OVERSEAS

Sevenstar Yacht Transport BV

Sevenstar is now the largest lift on yacht transporter in the world. They move TP52's, Swan 45's, Farr 40's, Swan 601's, Maxi's, etc on a regular basis. They offer WORLDWIDE service with regular routes and special tailor made service. Racing yachts are usually shipped with stepped mast on their own or on our cradle. All transports are including an all risk transport insurance. They also offer a service from the West Med to Florida on a regular basis. Even a service from the WC and from the Far East is something they can offer.

Contact: Richard Klabbers

www.sevenstar.nl
+31 20 4488590 tel
+31 20 4488596 fax
info@sevenstar.nl

 
  TRAILERED BOAT STORAGE

U-Store-It

Special discount rate available for trailered boats. Ideal location / easy access, close to the  Ft Lauderdale Airport (see map at right).

Subject to availability and. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Contact:     Johnnie Gurante  

                  Email      Phone: (954) 525-3040

2010 NE 7th Street

Dania Beach, FL 33004

 

 WEB SITE: www.u-store-it.com

 

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  BOAT STORAGE

Homestead Motor Speedway Storage Information

Storage of boat trailer.  Water, electricity & dumpster use:

  Per Day: $ 15  
  Per Week: $100  
  Per Month: $300  

                

Land storage with patrolling security.

WEB SITE: www.bigdogmarine.com/index_storage.htm

 
   


Homestead Transfer & Storage Company

Interstate agent for North American Van Lines

                    32100 SW 187 Ave.

               Homestead, FL 33030

               WEB SITE: www.Homesteadtransfer.com

                    Contact: Randy Griffitts, V.P. or Dean Chase, G.M.

                    Office: 305-247-5012   

                    Fax:   305-247-9939   

                    email: Randy@htsnavl.com

                   

Iron Fenced In 5 Acre Lot and Monitored with Security Cameras & 

Motion Detector Alarm System.   

     Storage Rates For Boats:  

Per Month: $200 (24' and under)      
    $250 (over 24' )  
       

            

           

 
 

Insurance for US SAILING Members
     

BIG BOAT INSURANCE PROGRAM

       
  MOPEDS AND BICYCLES

 

 

 

Moped Hospital

601 Truman Ave.

Key West Fl 33040

1-305-296-3344

 

Specializing in Key West's finest selection of rental scooters and bicycles.

We offer single scooters, scooters for two and custom built beach cruiser bicycles. Explore Key West at your own leisurely pace. Locks, helmets and baskets included.

Special 10 percent race week discount on scooter rentals!

For more info: www.mopedhospital.com

 

  RACE VIEWING

 

 

 

 

The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships is proud to present the Liberty Clipper as the Official Race Viewing Tall Ship for Acura Key West 2009. 

 

AVAILABLE: Tuesday Jan 20 and Thursday Jan 22

Additional tickets for Friday Jan 23 may be available after December 26

 

Sail aboard the Official Race Viewing Tall Ship, the 125’ Liberty Clipper, on Tuesday Jan 20 and Thursday Jan 22.  Departure is at 9:00 AM from Schooner Wharf, Key West, to see all the classes and races and return by 4:00 PM.  Tickets are $75.00 per person plus tax and include continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary soft drinks.  Advance purchase required.  A full cash bar will be available. 

 

Call The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships in Key West at 305-292-0332 to purchase tickets. 

 

The Liberty Clipper is 125 feet long, 101 feet tall and 28 feet wide and is US Coast Guard certified for 110 passengers.  She is docked at Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West from November through May and in Boston at the New England Aquarium June through September.  In both locations she carries passengers on day sails, sunset and dinner sails, reenactment sails, weddings and corporate and family charters.  She also does about seven weeks of offshore adventure vacation trips per year.  In addition, the Liberty Clipper was the winner of the 2005 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Baltimore to Norfolk.  www.libertyfleet.com

 

The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

Gregory E. Muzzy, President

       
   KEY WEST

 

 

Key West Tourist and Travel Information

A comprehensive tourist information web site: www.fla-keys.com 

Multi-language visitor guides are available on  the web site or free by writing to Florida Keys & Key West Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 1147, Key West, FL 33041, U.S.A. Or dial (305) 296-1552 or fax (305) 296-0788. 

International Keys travelers also can take advantage of a new visitor assistance program once they arrive at the destination by calling 1-800-771-KEYS. A live, multilingual operator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions visitors may have.  

Click here to learn more..... 

 

 

Florida DOT

ADVISORIES

Motorists are encouraged to call 511

before they drive or log on to

www.511southflorida.com

to get real-time traffic and lane closure information

 

Read the Latest Update (pdf)

 

 
 

Road Advisory for the Florida Keys

Road Advisory Update  -  July 2008

 

There are usually ongoing road construction activities and lane closures on US 1 south of Florida City (Homestead).

 

Premiere Racing will be in regular contact with the Florida Department of Transportation and local agencies. We will post relevant information and updates as we learn about activities that might impact boats coming to Key West in December or January.

 

Individuals should contact the FDOT permit office (see below) directly regarding current travel/permit status for their particular transit times and dates as the situation is subject to change on short notice. Please be advised of the following permit requirements and be sure to make your arrangements as soon as reasonably possible.      

 

This is the 2008 information and subject to confimation

Trailer basics:

 -  8'6" and under do not require a permit

 -  over 8'6" wide a load permit is required

 -  10' - 12' also require a certified escort

 -  over 12' and up to 14' wide require a law enforcement escort

 -  from the front of the truck bumper to the rear of the trailer, the maximum length is 65' and this measurement must include any overhangs such as a mast.

 

Currently:

 -  any trailers over 10' wide are limited to night time only

 -  nothing over 14' wide is allowed south of Florida City

 

Advice from FDOT - apply for your permit and they will work through details and requirements with each applicant. The website link has information and the permit forms: www.fdotmaint.com/permit

 

For more information about permit requirements contact:

·  Florida DOT Permit office: 850-410-5777 (ask for a trip technician)  Website www.fdotmaint.com/permit

 

Other FDOT telephone numbers: (850) 414-4100

  or Toll Free at 866-374-FDOT (3368).

JANUARY 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Transit times:

Boats under 14'

can transit between 9pm-5am

 

Over 14'- 2-5am only

 

Best escort option:

Monroe County Sheriff Office-$120(

$30/hr...4 hr min)

Sgt Sue Morgan

305-797-0112

or

Lt Corey Bryan

305-853-3211

 

For Fl Keys traffic alerts and live webcams:

www.511southflorida.com

 

Note: Blanket Permits are not valid through the Keys. Need to apply with FDOT for an individual trip permit

  WEATHER

Current Key West Weather courtesy of www.fla-keys.com/weather

National Weather Services  

National Weather Service, Key West www.srh.noaa.gov/eyw

 

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